International Relations

Chinese wolf diplomats give proof of their wild behaviour

By: Yang Jianli On October 8th, the Taiwanese representative office in Fiji held a National Day reception, during the reception, two Chinese diplomats tried to force their way into the event, made rude comments and engaged in a scuffle with the staff of Taiwanese...

The Diplomat: It’s Time for an International Human Rights Alliance to Defend Democracy

By: Times Wang & Jianli Yang | Oct 23, 2020 As the U.S. election enters its closing stages, both campaigns have been relatively silent about the main foreign policy question facing the country: the People’s Republic of China (PRC). One reason is, of course, that...

Daily Clout: Be Wary of China’s Environmental Bargain

By Jianli Yang & Aaron Rhodes World environmentalists seemed encouraged when Chinese Communist Party boss Xi Jinping told the UN General Assembly that China will achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2060. But the Chinese state under Xi can hardly be considered a...

China Faces Further Economic Downturn

By Deyu Wang and Zili Yang Chinese year of the rat does not seem to bode well for Xi-Jinping regime. With China recording the lowest GDP growth in 2019, in 30 years, at 6.1%, 2020 has only been worse due to the pandemic. In 2020, China's economic presence began to...